Call for Papers: Co-operative Strength in Diversity: Voices, Governance, and Engagement
Co-operative enterprises involve diverse groups of individuals gathering and working toward a common goal. Research has shown that this diversity of voices, backgrounds, and perspectives comes with challenges, but can also be a significant strength for co-operatives. This co-operative advantage can be maximized in cases where governance structures enable inclusive and meaningful engagement from members. In this Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation, we will reflect upon the interplay of diversity, inclusion, and social justice with co-operative enterprises in Canada and beyond. Guest editors of the Special Issue are Fiona Duguid, Sara Elder, Isobel Findlay, Judith Harris, and Derya Tarhan.
We invite papers on any of the following broad themes. Please note that papers on other topics involving co-operatives and co-operation are also welcome.
Co-operatives and social inclusion/justiceCo-operatives and Indigenous communitiesCo-operative governance and member engagementCo-operatives and environmental sustainabilityCo-operatives and the Sustainable Development GoalsThe political economy of co-operativesCo-operative media and publishingBuilding a co-operative movement: Local to global
Submission GuidelinesWe welcome papers from scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners submitted before December 1st, 2018. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words. Paper template and referencing should follow the APA style guide. All papers are subject to peer review.